————————— Writing of the Irish city of Limerick in his portmanteau review of Frank McCourt's books, ["Not-So-Great-Expectations," NYRB, May 25], Julian Moynahan says: "Then there is the dark episode in the city's history when its defenders, in 1690, were overwhelmed by the Williamites." I should think a better candidate for Limerick's dark episode would be... Read More
About John Derbyshire
John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.